Korea Development Institute

The KDI School of Public Policy and Management was established in 1997 to educate and develop the next generation of leaders in today’s rapidly changing and globalizing economy.

The School offers an innovative educational program focusing on policy and international issues and aims to transform mid-career professionals into leaders of their respective fields by equipping them with new knowledge, vision and a global perspective. The KDI School also draws from a wealth of research and resources from the Korea Development Institute (KDI), the nation’s leading economic think tank, to share Korea’s unique development experience with the global community.

The KDI School’s Primary missions are:

- Educating the future leaders in government, business and civic organizations who can effectively meet the challenges of the globalizing world;
- Conducting academic research and disseminating the results for the purpose of having a prosperous and peaceful world;
- Providing professional services to public and private sector organizations to facilitate democratic   processes and market mechanisms. The KDI School Offers:

1.Innovative Academic Programs
The KDI School offers comprehensive and rigorous academic programs focusing on real-world, policy issues in both the public and private sector. All courses are conducted in English in a truly international environment.

2.Outstanding Faculty
The KDI School’s faculty possesses a rich blend of international, academic, and policy experience, Along with a common commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

3.Diverse Student Composition
The majority of students are mid-career professionals with 5-10 years of working experience in government, business, NGOs, media or academia. International students account for around 25% of the student body, further promoting the internationalism of the School and the creation of a powerful global alumni network.

4.Dynamic Location
The KDI School campus is located in Seoul, the heart of Korea and its capital. As a strategic hub of Northeast Asia, Seoul offers an abundance of social and cultural events and a truly dynamic educational experience for students studying in Korea.

Unique Educational Program

To achieve its educational missions, the KDI School developed an innovative, policy-oriented educational program tailored specifically for future international leaders in government, business and civic organizations.

The KDI School offers a Master’s Degree program, Ph.D. program, and Non-Degree programs. For detailed information on degree and non-degree programs, please refer to the Academic Programs section.

Students can choose and tailor the program based on their individual, specific interests and professional development needs. The faculty consists of first-rate international experts with outstanding policy research and practical experience. Teaching emphasis is placed on analyzing real-world policy issues through in-depth case studies, interactive class discussions, and on-site field projects. In addition to the core faculty, prominent individuals from the government, business, and other research and academic institutions are invited as guest lecturers or visiting scholars.

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